Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chinese Porcelain Inspired Skirt DIY

And this is it!  My last completed DIY from August before I went back to work.  I'm actually rather surprised I sewed so much that it lasted a whole month and a half before I had posted all of the projects.  The movers / packers are coming tomorrow and pretty soon we'll be saying goodbye to OH and hello to CA.

This fabric reminded me of my blue & white porcelain collection of vases, teapots, and dishes on display in the dining room.  It didn't seem right to make this into a flared skirt, so I opted for a pencil shape with the deep side pleats for tummy hiding.

 
LOFT Button Down Shirt, Peach (old)
LOFT Double Strap Belt (old)
DIY Chinese Porcelain Inspired Skirt
DIY Cameo + Pearls Necklace (original post here)
Balenciaga Money Wallet (added a chain to use as a small clutch, details here)
Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel

My husband thought it was strange that I got inspired by dishes, LOL.

Where do you get your inspirations?

25 comments:

  1. Love the print and it was funny that you got inspired by a dish :)
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  2. The print is so pretty! Blue and white is very pleasing to the eye.... it also reminds me of French toile, one of my favorite kinds of prints. I think I find most of my fashion inspiration from food or animals at the zoo, haha ;)

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  3. SPG that's a gorgeous skirt!! The colors are so pretty and the pattern is so ladylike.
    Super excited for you and your famiy's move to sunny CA and wishing you guys a wonderful move! :D
    I get inspirations from everything...whether it be the color palate from paintings, nature, etc :D
    Hope you are having a great weekend so far! xoxo, Phoebe

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  4. Haha.. I did think of those dishes when i saw your skirt! Happy Moving!

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  5. lol! the boys will never get it. i think it looks great! let me know when you are in the area. so excited for you to move here. :)

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  6. That fabric is beautiful!!! Where did you get it?

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    1. Whoops, so sorry! I got this at Hancock Fabrics from their duck collection

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  7. That print is so cute! Love it. Hope everything will be great with your moving to CA!

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  8. Love the print. It is such a beautiful skirt. I wish you the best with your move to CA.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this print and the cut of the skirt! I think this is the perfect style for that print! You are just so talented!

    xo Jenny
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  10. Yay! Excited for your big move! I remember you mentioning Vegas...so just email me if/when you are going to be in town. :)

    Love this skirt paired with the cameo. Gorgeous pattern!

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  11. Wow...I really wish I knew how to sew and owned a sewing machine..I can think of so many things off the top of my head that I would want to make!

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  12. I love the print on that skirt! I just came over from your feature on Chocolate, Cookies & Candies. So glad to discover new blogs to follow. You are seriously talented with that sewing machine of yours!

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  13. That's great work, pencil skirt looks really stylish. Not too keen on the belt though.
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  14. BEAUTIFUL skirt - the shape and the pattern is so unique! Good luck on the move. May it be stres-free. And I get inspiration from bloggers, like you! You inspire me to try DIY :)

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  15. LOL! I'm a huge fan of blue and white porcelain. Probably mystifying to the menfolk where we draw our inspiration from. I like how you pair with white a plain tailored shirt.

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  16. you are beyond cute in this post. that skirt is so adorable!! and i laughed at what your husband said about the plates. :)

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  17. i think jcrew had a similar print too last season.

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  18. I love that skirt! The print is fantastic...I remember a few years ago there was a fabulous dress with that style of print worn by a few celebrities...I just can't remember who the designer was. I want to say Oscar de la Renta...but I'm not so sure...but regardless it was an amazing dress, and that is an amazing skirt!

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  19. it does remind me of dishes, too. i could probably find something similar in my house right now! it looks beautiful. how exciting about the move! packing everything up is not fun, tho.

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  20. Love the print of your fabric you used for your skirt, and you styled it perfectly. Best wishes with the move! I love SF! xoxo

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  21. I love how this skirt came out, you did a great job!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. I've always loved that pattern. It makes for a really pretty dress too!

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